TUNED IN to PT Walkley
March 21, 2009 (WPVI) -- Our featured artist this week is PT Walkley. He is an accomplished singer songwriter from the New York area. He has opened for Coldplay in New York City. His music has been featured on many films. Mr. Macy Walks Alone is his current release. It features contributions from nay great artists, such as Sean Lennon.
We caught up with him during a special taping session at Brittingham's in Lafayette Hill.
Here is his bio:
Having recently opened for Coldplay at Madison Square Garden, composed music for several acclaimed feature films and scored national ad campaigns, PT Walkley is poised for the release of his solo debut. The album, titled Mr. Macy Wakes Alone, will be released January 27 on Frisbie Records and has already earned Walkley airplay on taste making online radio station East Village Radio and an interview with Matt Pinfield on New York City's 101.9 RXP. In advance of the record release, the song "Somebody" will be made available as a digital single on December 3. The digital single release coincides with the airing of Walkley's "Discovered" interstitial for the Sundance Channel, which will air during the premiere episode of Elvis Costello's new series "Spectacle."
Mr. Macy Wakes Alone, which Time Out NY calls "an ambitious work in the mold of a '60s double LP, with recurring characters and musical themes," arrives in an era when many listeners focus their attention on single tracks. It is Walkley's ambition to return to the notion of an album as a full musical experience. With Mr. Macy Wakes Alone, Walkley tells the story of Audrey Macy, a Manhattan trust fund kid; her father, an evil record executive; and Calvin the Coroner, an aspiring songwriter exploited by Mr. Macy. What unfolds is a tragicomedy complete with introduction, climax and resolution, ultimately culminating with the triumphant symphony of "Somebody."
Along with co-producers Mary Wood and Scott Hollingsworth, Walkley brings the story to life with an impressive team of collaborators. Joining Walkley on Mr. Macy Wakes Alone are guitarist Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), trumpeter Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob, Rufus Wainwright), string arranger David Campbell (Beck, Johnny Cash), mixer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Queens of the Stone Age) and Sean Lennon, who plays guitar and piano on several tracks.
In addition to his music side projects The Blue Jackets and PT Walkley and the Adventures of Track Rabbit, Walkley has scored and written songs for several major motion pictures. The films include Ed Burns' Looking For Kitty (2004), The Groomsmen (2006) and Purple Violets (2007), as well as Paul S. Myers' Southern Belles (2005), which starred Anna Faris and Judah Friedlander. Walkley has also licensed and composed music for numerous national advertising campaigns including for MasterCard, Dewars, GE and more.
Please enjoy the performance video from his show Brittingham's in Lafayette Hill, PA
You are now Tuned In to PT Walkley
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